09-11-2012, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Lindamac
I have four Tiger Barbs...2 male and 2 female. I have had them for nearly a year now with no problems. About a week ago one of the females started swimming strange, with her head pointed down. One of the males occasionally nips at her underside. The female seems fine with it comes to feeding time, eating and swimming normally. But then she goes back to her position of pointing down and just kind of floating around, unless the male comes to nip at her. The female is very fat so at first I thought this might be some sort of mating behavior but now I'm not so sure. Any ideas about this strange behavior?
Have actually seen this quite a bit with tiger barb's.
So long as water parameter's are good = zero ammonia and nitrites,I would not worry.
I would however,, if space permit's,,add another four or five of these fish for they do like the company of other's of their kind.